Purely playing devil's advocate (but not the one during Shadowland kills)...
Quote:My complaint is not with the ficitonal characters, rather it is with the inconsistency that they are being written.
Quote:My other complaint is that numerous heroes have committed great crimes and suffered little to no punishment (some were not in control as was the case for Scott and some were)
Quote:1. Scarlet Witch: Killed the Vision, Killed Hawkeye, Killed Scott Lang, Killed Jack of Hearts, drove She-Hulk insane, stripped Millions of mutants of their powers which directly resulted in numerous deaths.....She is now an Avenger suffering no jail time.
Some will say went mad, or blame Doom, or yup.
Quote:2. Hulk: Nearly destroyed New York to get back at the Illuminati heroes who betrayed him. In his own book he recently went insane and was responsible for many deaths.....he is now an Avenger(He was imprisioned for a little bit)
Some will say responsible for much (more) damage than (direct) death.
Quote:3. Red Hulk: Of his own free will he murdered the Abombination and attacked every Aveger he could....he is now an Avenger (He was imprisioned for a little bit)
Some will commend his avenging his daughter.
Quote:4. Wolverine: while under under the control of others has slaughters untold numbers of innocents....He is now an Avenger (No jail time)
Some will point out while NOT under control of others too.
Quote:5. Wonderman: Attacked the Avengers in thier homes, beat them senseless and is now being offered a friendly hand of help (which I think should be extened to Scott as well).
Some will chalk it up to typical hero meets hero fight.
Quote:6. Venom (The Symbiote not Flash): has murdered and maimed numerous individuals....He's an Avenger (granted he's being controlled by Flash and the government).
Some will say Flash is in control.
Quote:7. Iron-Man: murdered Yellow Jacket II and the Nanny for Quick Silver's daughter. Both characters are still dead and Iron-Man never served a day in jail and he's an Avenger.
Some will blame Kang.
Quote:8. Winter Soilder: While under Soviet control, murdered numerous individuals including Nomad. He did some jail time in Russia, but otherwise he was welcomed into the Avengers and even made Captain America.
Some will say brainwashing is reasonable defense.
Quote:I'm sure the list is much longer in Avengers and X-Men who have committed crimes as bad or worse than Cyclops (While being controlled as he was or otherwise). They were all treated better than he has been.
I hear you, and I agree. But why not say the same for Cyclops. He was no more in control than the others.